Science Journalism Fellowship 2023 Opens, Accepting Entries

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The 12th edition of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) Science Journalism Fellowship is now open and accepting applications from journalists around the world. The Fellowships enable journalists to report, in any European language on ongoing research in the earth, planetary or space sciences, with successful applicants receiving up to €5,000 to cover expenses related to their projects

The Fellowships enable journalists to report, in any European language on ongoing research in the earth, planetary or space sciences, with successful applicants receiving up to €5,000 to cover expenses related to their projects.

The EGU may award single or multiple fellowships, with a total of up to €5,000 allocated between the selected candidates.

The award is not to function as a salary or to cover applicants’ wages, but rather to fund all or partial expenses related to their projects. It can cover travel-related costs, such as flights and accommodation, as well as expenses related to video, audio or photography.

Winner(s) will receive part of the award in advance and part upon successful completion of their project(s). In addition, winner(s) will be invited, with travel expenses paid up to €1000, to attend the EGU General Assembly following completion of their projects to discuss their experience.

While volcanoes, climate or earthquake stories often make the headlines, other scientific areas covered by the EGU do not. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit proposals to report on new and exciting research areas that the wider public may be less familiar with.

In addition, the judges may favour applications with smaller budgets, which allow more than one proposal to be awarded. Journalists are encouraged to take gender balance into account in the group of geoscientists they suggest interviewing for their stories.

To apply, interested journalists should fill the Online Fellowship Form where applicants are expected to upload, in PDF format, the following files:

  1. A proposal (2 pages): a working title, motivation, outline of approach, provisional plan of work, and suggested publication outlets. This document must also include a detailed budget and an outline of the feasibility of completing the project on schedule and with the budget requested.
  2. A summary of experience (1 page): an account of professional affiliations, previous experience, expertise and acclaim.

Submissions are due on June 16, 2023 and applications received by this deadline will be evaluated by a committee comprised of practising geoscientists and science communicators. The EGU will inform applicants of the competition outcome in September 2023. For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.egu.eu/news/955/apply-now-for-egus-science-journalism-fellowship-2023-up-to-5k/